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Today's Sports

  • The golfers around us: Frank...

     I’ve been writing this column for nearly 13 years and it’s been a world of fun. I have meet PGA pros, ranked amateurs, golf course designers, golf course owners and managers, superintendents, teaching pros and golf journalists. 

    Now, I think it would be fun to periodically profile one of our local golfers, so here’s the first installment of “The Golfers Around Us.”

  • USC Sumter sweeps BCC on two two...

    BOLIVIA — Michael Carpin threw a two-hitter through seven innings as USC Sumter beat Brunswick Community College 4-2 in nine innings in the first game of a non-region baseball doubleheader Saturday, Feb. 28, at Founders Field.

     

    Carpin walked three and struck out six.

    USCS scored in the first third and twice in the fourth.

  • Trojans avoid upset, advance to...

     Staff Report

    West Brunswick rallied from a 49-34 deficit in the fourth quarter to beat West Craven 62-57 in a first-round game Thursday, Feb. 26, of the state basketball playoffs.

    West Brunswick, 23-3 and the No. 3 seed in the East, outscored the Eagles 29-11 in the final quarter. Gray Cheers scored 14 of  the Trojans’ 29 points, all on free throws. He hit 14 of 16. For the game, he scored 29 points.

    West Craven (10-16), the No. 30 seed, finishes 10-16.

  • NCHSAA revises playoff schedule

      The North Carolina High School Athletic Association has released the following information about the NCHSAA basketball playoffs, which have been hit hard by the snow across the state.

    Thirteen first-round games in all classifications, out of 128, have been completed in the boys’ bracket, and 20 of the 128 first-round games completed in the girls’  brackets.

    Here is the information and adjustments:

    • Any NCHSAA basketball playoff game that could not be played Thursday should be rescheduled for Friday, Feb. 27.

  • Major injustice to the fishing...
  • Lady Dolphins continue second-...

     BOLIVIA — The Brunswick Community College women’s basketball team continued its second-half resurgence by beating Spartanburg Methodist College 65-50 Sunday, Feb. 22, in a non-region basketball game at BCC.

    For BCC, Brianna Baham scored 22 points, Courtney Pearsall 13 and Anshonee Addison 11. Other BCC scorers: Baylee Simpson five, Asha Graham two, D’Asya Wilson two, A.J. Mays two, Monica Smalls two, Jasmine Corbett three and Hailey Czigler three.

  • Hoggard beats Trojans in front...

     BOLIVIA — Playing in front of one of the largest crowds to watch a West Brunswick boys’ basketball game, the Trojans mounted a furious comeback in the fourth quarter. But the mountain they had to overcome was like Mount Everest, and Hoggard topped West 75-66 for the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference tournament championship Friday night.

    The two teams shared the regular-season title.

  • North Brunswick wrestler Burton...

     GREENSBORO — North Brunswick sophomore Patrick Burton finished second in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 2A wrestling state championships Saturday, Feb. 21.

    Dixon senior Kevin Cagle (32-6) beat Burton (48-7) in a tiebreaker.

    At 145 pounds, Burton opened with a 5-0 victory against junior Reuben Santiago (36-12). Burton then wrestled Wilkes Central senior Cole Susi (48-5) and won 8-0. In a semifinal against junior Trenton Davis (33-12), Burton won 14-2.

  • Video: Patrick Burton and Kevin...
  • State basketball pairings for...

    The first round of the boys’ basketball state playoffs, West Craven at West Brunswick, has been postponed until 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26. 

    The cost is $6.

     

    NCHSAA REGIONAL BASKETBALL SCHEDULE LISTED

    The schedule has been announced for next week’s North Carolina High School Athletic Association regional basketball tournaments, set to be played in Fayetteville and Winston-Salem.